Recipe by Stella McCartney in The Meat Free Monday Cookbook, Kyle Books, 2011.
This turned out to be a simply made but rather enjoyable salad. Four figs were cut in half, brushed with olive oil and then placed on a griddle for a few minutes.
While the figs were doing their bit, a dressing of olive oil and balsamic vinegar was made with a seasoning of salt and freshly ground black pepper.
When the figs were ready they were put on the plate with a little watercress and some goats cheese. The dressing was drizzled over.
This book with a full full-day’s recipes for every Monday in the year is quite a find. It doesn’t have the most attractive cover but the contents are well worth considering.
Ease of cooking: ✔✔✔✔✔